8th Wonder Brewery

Meet Our Houston Brewery Partner

Hear from 8th Wonder Brewery's President and Co-founder Ryan Soroka about the brewery, their neighborhood, and ideas for pairing their beer with Jameson Caskmates and food.

             Ryan Soroka, President and Co-Founder

Ryan Soroka, President and Co-Founder

Partnering with Jameson in 5 Words

"It's a deliciously fun opportunity."

Great American Beer Festival® Barrel Aged Beer

Imperial Rocket Fuel

(aka Viet-Irish Whiskey)

“Rocket Fuel is our Vietnamese coffee porter. It was a no-brainer to play on an Irish coffee, so we thought it would be fun to brew an imperial version of our popular Rocket Fuel to age in Jameson whiskey barrels. The beer has rich notes of dark chocolate and coffee balanced by the sweetness of lactose; notes of vanilla and oak and whiskey notes from the Jameson barrel complement the coffee/chocolate/lactose sweetness.”

Tell Us About Your Neighborhood

"East Downtown was a sleepy industrial neighborhood in the shadow of the skyline. Now, old warehouses adorned with graffiti host vibrant new bars and restaurants, and the streets are filled with people day and night. We moved into the East Downtown neighborhood in 2011, but brewing operations didn't commence until 2013. Our neighborhood is the original 'China Town' of Houston, and has some amazing Vietnamese restaurants and cafes. It's walking distance to three professional sport stadiums, so it has blossomed into a tailgating zone, where fans congregate before and after Astros, Rockets, and Dynamo home games.

Our neighborhood is our home and part of our identity. It has been great to witness it develop over the last five years from a less-than-desirable hang-out to a wildly popular destination."

Jameson Caskmates Food Pairing
  • Brunch
  • Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition
  • Imperial Rocket Fuel
WHISKEY

Find Out More About Jameson Caskmates

As long as we can remember, whiskey and beer have lived behind the bar together - but never as one. Jameson Caskmates is a one-of-a-kind series created out of passion for craft, quality and neighborhood collaboration.